Programme on health research

The Kavli Trust Programme on Health Research is committed to fund research on preventing and combating serious illness and on alleviating humanitarian need. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 the programme will be devoted to the funding collaborative research projects addressing selected evidence gaps in children and adolescents mental health.

About the programme

The Kavli Trust Programme on Health Research is committed to fund research on preventing and combating serious illness and on alleviating humanitarian need. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 the programme will be devoted to the funding collaborative research projects addressing selected evidence gaps in children and adolescents mental health.

Call for proposal 2019 >

Call for proposal 2018 (closed) > 

Call for proposal 2017  (closed) > 


Administrative staff

The staff designed the programme. They screen all applications before sending them through to review and they provide support for the scientific committees.

Jan-Ole Hesselberg | Programme manager
joh@kavlifondet.no | +47 900 71 673

Ida Svege | Senior Advisor
ics@kavlifondet.no |  +47 917 11 952


The Strategic Scientific Committee

The committee searches for evidence gaps in high quality scientific databases. The identified evidence gaps are formulated as research questions.

Arild Bjørndal | Chair
Bjørndal is the director of RBUP and professor II at the University of Oslo. He is the former board chair of the Campbell Collaboration.

Johan Siqveland, Member
Siqveland is a senior advisor at Akershus University Hospital. He is a psychologist and researcher, and previously a senior advisor at the section of Health Economics and Drugs Unit at The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services.

Karianne Thune Hammerstrøm | Member
Hammerstrøm is a senior advisor at RBUP and the former head of the section of welfare services at The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services.

Scientific Review Committee

The committee reviews the pre-proposals and full-proposals

Sarah Hetrick
Clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Youth Mental Health in the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland

Brandy Maynard
Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University and Co-Chair of the Campbell Collaboration’s Social Welfare Coordinating Group.

Robert Nix
Integrated Specialist in Diverse and Underserved Children, Families, and Communities, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Heather Taussig
Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver


The User Panel

The Kavli Trust user panel consists of approximately 200 registered users, including patients, carers and healthcare professionals within children and adolescents mental health. They provide a ranking of the identified research questions. It serves as a recommendation when the Kavli Trust Board decides on which research questions that should be prioritized and included in the call.

Mer om dette prosjektet

  • Utlysning av forskningsmidler for 2018

    15. desember 2017

    For andre gang skal Kavlifondets program for helseforskning dele ut totalt 25 millioner kroner til forskningsprosjekter som omhandler utvalgte kunnskapshull innen barn og ungdoms psykiske helse. Registrering og søknadsskjema åpner 3. januar 2018.

  • Ti kan søke om forskningsmidler

    08. desember 2017

    Det er nå valgt ut ti søkere som får muligheten til å sende inn en mer omfattende søknad på Kavlifondets forskningsmidler innen psykisk helse hos barn og unge.

  • Kronikk: Hvordan unngå bortkastet helseforskning?

    13. oktober 2017

    Hvis du har 25 millioner du ønsker å bruke på helseforskning, hvordan dele dem ut?

  • 31 skissesøknader innsendt

    13. oktober 2017

    Gjennom programmet for helseforskning vil Kavlifondet tildele totalt 25 millioner kroner til samarbeidsprosjekter som omhandler utvalgte kunnskapshull knyttet til psykisk helse hos barn og ungdom.

  • 2017 Call for Proposals

    28. juni 2017

    The Kavli Trust will be awarding a total of NOK 25 M to collaborative research projects addressing selected evidence gaps in child and adolescent mental health. Registration opens July 5th.

  • Funding for research into mental health

    23. mai 2017

    The Kavli Trust will be awarding a total of NOK 25 M to collaborative research projects addressing selected evidence gaps in children and adolescents mental health.